February 23, 2008

Online Telescopes for Astronomers (and Planet-Hunters, maybe)

The latest issue of Wired Magazine (March 2008, page 060) featured 4 online telescopes for the "urban astro-nerds". Its been said that you can control these telescopes remotely from the web and order prints of your photos. That's very cool, but I have yet to find out if these robotic telescope observatories can effectively be used to hunt for exoplanets. If not, they're still great as an introductory tool for amateur astronomers and budding Exoplaneteers!
Here they are:

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